Affinity Groups

Affinity groups at Bishop's meet during lunch and are times reserved for students to come together regularly to be with others and discuss issues that are important to those who identify with a shared fixed cultural or socially-marginalized identity. Though themed to focus on topics connected to specific identities, affinity groups are open to all students who are interested in learning more and hearing from their peers. 

Affinity groups and spaces are created to meet the needs of group members and their allies at Bishop's, where participants can develop a better understanding of their identities that shape their experiences in and out of school. The intent is to create spaces where participants can be frank and honest in sharing perspectives with one another. 

Students in Bishop's affinity groups use the time to share personal successes, reflect on their own identity development and support each other in addressing issues that come up for the participants. Group leaders facilitate the conversations, set ground rules, create agendas, supports active involvement of all participants in the group and pose questions to members of the group for discussion.
 
Students interested in participating in affinity groups are welcome to attend meetings. Those with questions should contact the faculty sponsor or the Director of Diversity & Community Life, David Thompson (thompsond@bishops.com).
Asian American Student Association (AASA)
For students and allies who identify with and/or who want to learn more issues affecting Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander individuals.

Facilitators: Evan Peng ’18
Isabelle Wisco ’18
Sponsor: Esther Hsiao
Location: A days, Cummins 25

     
                       
         
         



Bishops Alliance for Queers & Non Queers (BAQN)
For students and allies who identify with and/or who want to learn more about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals.

Facilitators: CJ Delfino ’18
Roni Nelson ’18
Sponsor: Gary Hendrickson
Location: B days, Cummins 26

     
                       
         
         



Black Student Union (BSU)
For students and allies who identify with and/or who want to learn more about issues affecting individuals who are Black, African-American, and descendants of the African diaspora.

Facilitators: Isaiah Dawson ’18
Mozes Mooney’18
Sponsor: Rickey Fayne
Location: D Days, Cummins 25

     
                       
         
         
 



Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
For students and allies who identify with and/or who want to learn more about issues affecting Latinx, Hispanic, and Chicano individuals.

Facilitators: Sarahi Castillo ’20
Kirra McColl ’20
Sponsors: Sra. Torres, Profe Martell
Location: G days, Cummins 25
     
                       
        
         


Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
For students and allies who identify with and/or who want to learn more about issues affecting individuals who are of Middle Eastern & Northern African decent.

Facilitators: Nikki Keramati ’19
Leila Behnam '19
Sponsor: Kamal Assaf
Location: F Days, Cummins 25








Multiracial Student Group (MSG)

For students and allies who identify with and/or who want to learn more about issues affecting individuals who are multiracial.

Facilitators: Bianca Serbin ’18
Sarah Barrett ’18
Sponsor: Elly Smith
Location: B days, Cummins 23

     
                       
         
         



Student Diversity Alliance (SDA)

For students and allies who want to learn more about overarching issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity in committees of local and national landscape.

Facilitators: Milenia Quintero ’18
Samuel Gonzalez '18
Sponsor: Gary Hendrickson
Location: C days, Cummins 26

     
                       
         
         
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